Dead Horse Dead Horse Tapes, The - Blown Away

Label
Munster
Released
20th April 2024

Updates

Yes

Blue vinyl. Limited edition of only 500 copiesLondon, Summer of 1996. Rat Scabies (The Damned), Derwood Andrews (Generation X) and Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) gather to rehearse and write songs to record an album. Gary Twinn (20 Flight Rockers) is also called to join them as singer. Seven songs were finished and mixed but the album was never completed. These tapes have been on the shelf for almost 30 years and are now being released for the first time so that the quality of the people involved can shine as it deserves.Exclusive Record Store Day release. DESCRIPTIONIt was the summer of 1996 in London. Rat Scabies had his studio ‘The Arch’ underneath Kew Bridge, in which various projects were recorded.At some point, Rat (The Damned), Derwood Andrews (Generation X) and Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) drifted in to rehearse and write songs to record an album.Pretty soon they were ready to start recording, but they didn’t have a singer. They called upon an old friend Gary Twinn (20 Flight Rockers), who flew in on the red eye from Los Angeles and immediately started recording. It may have been a good idea to give Gary time to get over the jet lag, and write some more songs. But Gary’s lyrics were working well and it was sounding so good they started laying down the tracks.A day or so later, Martin Lee Stephenson, a young hot mixer came down to the Arches and mixed the seven tracks that were recorded. The plan was to do a few more songs and have a finished album. Gary went back to the west coast and started booking shows. It was all looking good, and it was fun.Then Glen called to say the Pistols had offered him to reform with a world tour called Filthy Lucre, and he’d be doing that for the next six months at least. So, Dead Horse was truly dead, and the whole idea was abandoned. These tapes have been on the shelf for almost 30 years. These tapes are being released in the interest of music history, and the fact that they were never quite finished shouldn’t matter to anyone. The quality of the people involved shines through.Maybe the horse was actually only slightly wounded…TRACKLISTSide A 1. NEVER SATISFIED 2. SAVE ME 3. DO ANYTHING 4. I’M A MANSide B 1. BLOWN AWAY 2. FOOLS HOLIDAY 3. WHAT DO YOU WANT